On February 4, 2020, Showtime cancelled the series after seven seasons. However, on February 24, 2021, the network announced a feature-length film to conclude the storyline, set to premiere in 2022. During the course of the series, 82 episodes of Ray Donovan aired over seven seasons, between June 30, 2013, and January 19, 2020.
Bunchy breaks his father Mickey out of a hospital after being the only Donovan son to attend to him. He knocks a guard out which allows Mickey to evade his jail sentence for the actions of Daryll the season prior. The two make their way over to Staten Island where Mickey's sister-in-law Sandy Patrick is introduced for the first time. Mickey would later hatch a plan to get ransom money from Sam Winslow through Ray's connection.
In season six, Donovan, after his suicide attempt, is rebuilding his life in New York City, and notably, in Staten Island. Many of those scenes, however, are actually Nyack, as eagle-eyed viewers of the premiere on Sunday took note.
In the season five finale, Hollywood mogul Winslow (Sarandon) agrees to help Ray on a personal matter, on the condition that Ray kill her No. 2 at the studio, Doug Landry (Michel Gill). Meanwhile, Mickey (Voight) tried to get himself out of jail by turning the tables on Ray, only for them to be left at odds once again. The cast also includes Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey, Devon Bagby and Graham Rogers.
"Fish and Bird" was an exciting installment of this Showtime drama. The quality has really been all over the place this season, but hopefully this installment is the first of many great episodes to come.
Schreiber: As I grew up in New York, I always hated the idea of the West Coast. For the first three seasons of the show, I was kind of uncomfortable in L.A. … By the fifth season and knowing we were heading back to New York, I wanted to stay in L.A. I got used to the lifestyle, so spread out and quiet. And the ocean. I'm a big fan of spending time in Santa Monica and Malibu surfing. It was a great routine that helped me shake off the tension of "Ray Donovan."
Schreiber: I tried to gain some weight, but I was fairly stressed out and exhausted so they put a fat suit on me for the first three months. But then I caught up with the fat suit. By the time I took the fat suit off and I was supposed to be in shape, I had developed the fat. (Laughs) … I'm generally boxing and training while I'm shooting, but this season was so hard and the schedule so demanding that it got away from me. (Eventually), I was in shape. I could still box."
Showtime has announced that it will premiere season six of its hit drama series Ray Donovan on Sunday, October 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. They also released the first official teaser trailer from the upcoming new season, which you can check out in the player below. Let us know what you think!
As season six of Ray Donovan begins, we find Ray (Schreiber) rebuilding his life both personally and professionally in New York City. After being rescued from a plummet into the East River, his savior, a cop named Mac (Domenick Lombardozzi), brings Ray into the fraternity that is the Staten Island Police Department. While exploring this new world of brotherhood and corruption, Ray finds himself once again working for media mogul Sam Winslow (Susan Sarandon). Sam has teamed up with New York City mayoral candidate Anita Novak (Lola Glaudini), a partnership that puts Ray at odds with his new friends out in Staten Island.
The 12-episode season of Ray Donovan is currently in production in New York. Ray Donovan is executive produced by David Hollander, Mark Gordon, Bryan Zuriff and Lou Fusaro, and was created by Ann Biderman.
Losing Sarandon at this point is notable just because of A) her acting resume and B) the importance of Sam as a foil to Ray for the better part of the past two seasons. Yet, it felt clear from the time that tape got out there that this is where the series was going to be going moving into the future.
Best tv show ever ! I am sad about Abby being gone , loved her ! And Avi ( not sure of spelling ) I loved the 3 of them being a team with Lena ! I hope Avi comes back and the 3 work together again ! Cant wsit for season 7,8 , 9,,, ! Love all the Donovan characters! The whole cast is great ! Great job !! 781b155fdc